I had to bring the Focus into the shop today (see: I never have to worry about forgetting to get the oil changed - every four or five months, something new goes wrong and I have to bring it in, and while you're at it, could you throw in an oil change, guys, oh, and by the way, how much you think I could get when I trade this in for a real car?), so I got a chance to observe the commuters on Rte. 9 this morning while getting a ride to work in the courtesy van.
I was just fascinated by the executive-looking guy in the silver Mercedes driving in the slow lane on Rte. 9 between the turnpike and California Avenue: He had a PDA propped against his steering wheel and the entire time, he was looking down at it while he was doing something with it with his right thumb. Do Benzes have auto-piloting now? For somebody who was not actually looking at the road, he was doing an excellent job of keeping his car in the lane.
We caught up with him again at the Southborough line - where he was still working that PDA.